Naranja de Sevilla

Naranja de Sevilla. Seville is the city with the most orange trees in the world. The Arabs used to think that planting an orange tree in their garden could bring luck to its owner, so thus the long history of the orange trees started. Along the lush green city streets, you can smell the bitter-sweet perfume of orange trees so much that it’s intoxicating.

Today its flowers are used for medicinal purposes and in perfumery. Due to their bitter taste, their fruits are not eaten straight off the trees. Instead, they are used to make liqueurs, sweet wines, sweets and marmalade. Especially the Brits who import great amounts of the fruit to make a well-known British marmalade named after the city. These days you can find countless recipes in the local menus where naranja amarga are a constituent element.